On This Day

Comedians in History (Part 5)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 857

  • 1947-10-18 Paul Chuckle, British comedian
  • 1948-02-14 Jackie Martling, "Jackie the Jokeman", comedian (Howard Stern Show)
  • 1948-02-21 Larry Ragland, comedian (Keep on Truckin'), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1948-04-23 Serge Thériault, French-Canadian comedian and actor (Ding et Dong), born in Quebec City, Canada
  • 1948-05-20 Dave Thomas, St Catherines Ontario, comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire)
  • 1948-07-12 Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown), born in Kermit, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1948-07-22 Otto Waalkes, German comedian
  • 1948-08-30 Lewis Black, American stand-up comedian (Lewis Black's Root of All Evil), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948-09-17 John Ritter, American actor and comedian (Three's Company, It, 8 Simple Rules), born in Burbank, California (d. 2003)
  • 1949-01-17 Andy Kaufman, American comedian & actor (Latka Gravas-Taxi), born in New York City, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1949-01-17 Billy T. James [William James Te Wehi Taitoko], New Zealand Maori comedian and singer (The Billy T. James Show), born in Cambridge, New Zealand (d. 1991)
  • 1949-01-24 John Belushi, American comedian & actor (SNL: Animal House: Blues Brothers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1982)
  • 1949-04-14 Chris Langham, English comedian and actor (The Thick of It, Help), born in London, England
  • 1949-05-13 Franklyn Ajaye, American comedian and actor (Car Wash, The Jazz Singer, Bridesmaids), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949-07-08 Frank Delima, American comedian
  • 1949-07-24 Michael Richards, American comedian (Fridays, Kramer-Seinfeld), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-08-28 Charles Rocket, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live), born in Bangor, Maine (d. 2005)
  • 1949-08-30 Christopher Collins, American actor (True Identity), voice actor (Cobra Commander-G.I. Joe) and comedian, born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1994)
  • 1949-10-17 Bill Hudson, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1949-11-24 Shane Bourne, Australian comedian and actor
  • 1949-11-29 Garry Shandling, comedian (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Larry Sanders Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1950-01-07 Johnny Lever [John Prakasa Rao Janumala], Indian Bollywood actor & comedian, born in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh
  • 1950-01-25 Christopher Ryan [Papazoglou], English actor & comedian (The Young Ones, Only Fools and Horses), born in London, England
  • 1950-02-20 Ken Shimura, Japanese comedian and actor (Shimura Ken no Bakatono-sama), born in Higashimurayama, Japan (d. 2020)
  • 1950-03-03 Tim Kazurinsky, comedian (SNL, Police Academy 2, 3, 4), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Person of interestMartin Short

1950-03-26 Martin Short, Canadian comedian (SNL; SCTV; 3 Amigos), born in Hamilton, Ontario

Person of interestRobbie Coltrane

1950-03-30 Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor (Harry Potter films) and comedian, born in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane

Person of interestJay Leno

1950-04-28 Jay Leno, American comedian and TV talk show host (Tonight Show), born in New Rochelle, New York

TV Host and Comedian Jay Leno
TV Host and Comedian
Jay Leno
  • 1950-07-27 Simon Jones, English actor and comedian (News is the News), born in Charlton Park, Wiltshire, England
  • 1950-08-27 Charles Fleischer, comedian (Roger Rabbit), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestBill Murray

1950-09-21 Bill Murray, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), born in Evanston, Illinois

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Actor/Comedian
Bill Murray

Person of interestJohn Candy

1950-10-31 John Candy, Canadian actor and comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck), born in Newmarket, Ontario (d. 1994)

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • 1950-12-28 Øivind Blunck, Norwegian comedian and actor
  • 1951-01-24 Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American comedian (It's a wonderful country), born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • 1951-05-18 Denny Dillon, American comedian (SNL, Dream On), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1951-05-21 Al Franken, US politician (Senate-D-Minnesota 2009-18) comedian, writer, actor (SNL, 1975-80; 1985-90), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-06-17 Joe Piscopo, American comedian (SNL, Miller Lite commercials), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Person of interestRobin Williams

1951-07-21 Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Jumanji, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • 1951-08-11 Vincent Bilodeau, Quebec actor and comedian
  • 1951-08-13 Jeff Altman, American comedian and actor (Nurses, Pink Lady, Soul Man), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1951-08-23 Mark Hudson, American television personality (The Hudson Brothers), musician, songwriter, and record producer (Aerosmith; Hanson; Ringo Starr; Ozzy Osbourne), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1952-01-11 Massimo Lopez, Italian comedian
  • 1952-03-31 Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (Father Ted Crilly-Father Ted), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1998)
  • 1952-04-15 Kym Gyngell, Australian comedian, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1952-04-17 Joseph Francis "Joe" Alaskey, American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, and impressionist (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck), born in Troy, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1952-05-04 Michael Barrymore, English comedian, actor, quiz master and entertainer, born in Bermondsey, London
  • 1952-05-11 Darrow Igus, American comedian (Fridays, Roll Out), born in Newark, New Jersey

Person of interestDan Aykroyd

1952-07-01 Dan Aykroyd, Canadian-American comedian, writer and actor (SNL, The Blues Brothers; Ghostbusters), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Actor and Comedian Dan Aykroyd
Actor and Comedian
Dan Aykroyd
  • 1952-08-07 Alexei Sayle, British comedian, born in Anfield, Liverpool,
  • 1952-11-24 Thierry Lhermitte, French comedian and actor
  • 1952-12-03 Mel Smith, author, actor, and comedian (Morons From Outer Space), (d. 2013)
  • 1953-01-11 John Sessions, Scottish actor and comedian (Whose Line Is It Anyway), born in Largs, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • 1953-01-18 Brett Hudson, American comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1953-02-19 Bill Kirchenbauer, actor/comedian (Coach-Just the 10 of Us)
  • 1953-03-21 Carl Wolfson, comedian (Thicke of the Night), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1953-03-24 Louie Anderson, American comedian (Ratboy, Wrong Guys), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1953-03-25 Mary Gross, actress/comedian (SNL, Club Paradise, Feds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953-05-19 Victoria Wood, British comedian and actress (Dinner Ladies), born in Bury, Lancashire (d. 2016)

Person of interestTim Allen

1953-06-13 Tim Allen, Canadian comedian (Home Improvement, Jungle2Jungle), born in Denver, Colorado

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
  • 1953-07-27 Yahoo Serious [Greg Gomez Pead], Australian comedian, born in Cardiff, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1953-10-15 Larry Miller, American comedian and actor (Larry-Pursuit Of Happiness), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-11-03 Dennis Miller, American comedian/TV host (SNL, Dennis Miller Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-11-13 Larry Miller, comedian (Dream On, Favor, Dream Lover)

Person of interestSam Kinison

1953-12-08 Sam Kinison, American screaming comedian and actor (Back to School, Charlie Hoover), born in Yakima, Washington (d. 1992)

Comedian Sam Kinison
Comedian
Sam Kinison
  • 1954-02-12 Tzimis Panousis, Greek musician and stand-up comedian
  • 1954-03-05 Marsha Warfield, American comedian, and actress (Night Court, 1986-92 - "Roz"), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestJerry Seinfeld

1954-04-29 Jerome "Jerry" Seinfeld, American comedian and actor (Seinfeld, Bee Movie), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • 1954-05-07 Philippe Geluck, Belgian comedian and cartoonist, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1954-06-10 Richard "Rich" Hall, American comedian, writer, and musician (Saturday Night Live, Fridays, Not Necessarily the News), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1954-06-12 Tineke Schouten, Dutch TV host and comedian, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1954-06-15 James Belushi, American comedian (Saturday Night Live, Trading Places), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-06-22 Freddie Prinze, American comedian and actor (Chico & the Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954-12-09 Herman Finkers, Dutch comedian, born in Almelo, Overijssel, Netherlands
  • 1954-12-28 Tony Rosato, Canadian comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), born in Naples, Italy (d. 2017)

Person of interestRowan Atkinson

1955-01-06 Rowan Atkinson, English comedian and actor (Mr Bean, Blackadder), born in Consett, County Durham, England

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • 1955-01-19 Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-born actor & comedian, born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestKelsey Grammer

1955-02-21 Kelsey Grammer, American actor, comedian, director and activist (Frasier Crane in Cheers, Fraiser), born in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands

Actor and Comedian Kelsey Grammer
Actor and Comedian
Kelsey Grammer
  • 1955-02-28 Gilbert Gottfried, American stand-up comedian, and actor (SNL; Aladdin _ "Iago"; The Afflac Duck), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955-03-14 Helen Atkinson-Wood, British actress and comedian (O.T.T., Blackadder the Third), born in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire
  • 1955-06-02 Dana Carvey, comedian (SNL, Garth-Wayne's World), born in Missoula, Montana
  • 1955-06-06 Sandra Bernhard, American actress and comedian (King of Comedy, Nancy on Roseanne), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1955-06-14 Paul O'Grady, English TV presenter, comedian and drag queen (Lily Savage), born in Tranmere, England
  • 1955-07-03 Sanma Akashiya, Japanese comedian and TV personality, born in Kushimoto, Wakayama, Japan

Person of interestWhoopi Goldberg

1955-11-13 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], American actress, comedian and singer (Color Purple, Burglar), born in NYC, New York

  • 1955-11-20 Thea Vidale, American actress and comedian (Thea, Family Matters), born in Washington D. C.
  • 1955-11-29 Howie Mandel, comedian (Dr Wayne Fiscus-St Elsewhere), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1955-12-06 Steven Wright, American stand-up comedian (Steven Wright Live), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Person of interestBill Maher

1956-01-20 Bill Maher, American comedian & political commentator (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect), born in NYC, New York

Political Commentator and Comedian Bill Maher
Political Commentator and Comedian
Bill Maher
  • 1956-02-01 Brahmanandam, Indian film actor & comedian, born in Sattenapalle, India
  • 1956-02-07 Emo Philips, American comedian

Person of interestArsenio Hall

1956-02-12 Arsenio Hall, Anerican comedian (Alan Thicke, Arsenio, Coming to America), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Comedian and TV Host Arsenio Hall
Comedian and TV Host
Arsenio Hall
  • 1956-03-17 Rory McGrath, British comedian, television personality, and writer (Who Dares Wins, They Think It's All Over), born in Redruth, Cornwall
  • 1956-04-03 Ray Combs, American comedian and TV host (Family Feud, 1988-94), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1956-05-12 Glenn Robbins, Australian comedian (Kath & Kim), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1956-05-17 Bob Saget, American comedian (Full House, America's Funniest Home Video), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-06-30 David Alan Grier, American actor and comedian (In Living Color, Boomerang), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1956-07-27 Carol Leifer, American actress and comedian, born in East Williston, New York
  • 1956-11-07 Judy Tenuta, American comedian, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-11-10 Sinbad [David Adkins], American comedian and actor (First Kid, Vibe), born in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • 1956-11-12 Rhonda Shear, comedian (Up All Night), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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